Pittsford Town Hall

Some of my artwork is on display at Pittsford (NY) Town Hall until the end of June.

Spring Show

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

My painting of this sweet dog was accepted into the Pittsford Art Group’s Spring Show, running at the Pittsford Barnes and Noble from now until March 29, 2015.

There’s a reception Friday, March 6th from 6-8 pm with refreshments.

Nellie

2014-12-02 Nellie

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

As soon as I saw my relative’s dog, I wanted to paint her.  And when I saw her jump up on the colorful sofa for a break from the guests, I knew I had my composition.

Max

Max (8x10 Pastel) O, P

Max (8×10 Pastel) O, P

This is a beloved dopey dog Max.

I never realized he had so many colors in his grey fur until I saw the source photo this is based on, him in front of the terra-cotta tile.

Noelle

2014-07 Noelle

Noelle, 8 x 10 Watercolor (O)

This is a commission piece.  Noelle looks like a very sweet dog.

I used gouache in a painting for the first time, to do the white whiskers.  Usually I use a razor blade (scratches away the paint revealing the white paper) but it wasn’t doing what I wanted.  Masking fluid never does what I want.  Gouache is an opaque watercolor, so it can be used on top of any color.

Fooling Around

I have been doing a series of casual 6 x 6’s in various media, usually on the back of scrap or abandoned paintings.  I didn’t sign any, with the thought of taking them to the RoCo 6x6x2014 show.

The first three are from a Farm Sanctuary calendar, the cub was from some magazine, and the other three are my own photos.